As we know, Jennifer Lawrence has a busy, busy year ahead of her. We’ve seen her on her all-blue-everything ish, as Mystique on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. J-Law just signed on to star in a new movie, but she’s also getting in on the action behind the camera, as she’ll be producing her first film! Click inside for more!
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Now for her next trick, Jennifer Lawrence will move behind the camera—while remaining in front of the camera!
The Oscar winner is slated to star in the true-life drama The Rules of Inheritance and serve as one of the film’s producers.
Based on the memoir of the same name by Claire Bidwell Smith, who chronicled the experience of losing both of her parents within seven years after they’re both diagnosed with cancer, the film is set to be directed by Susanne Bier.
So apparently Lawrence’s tour de force performance in Silver Linings Playbook was just a warm-up for this emotional roller coaster…
“Um, I can’t believe this is happening,” Bidwell wrote on Instagram along with a photo of one of the reports of the casting coup.
For now, however, the 23-year-old is patiently being slathered with blue makeup every day to play Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently shooting in Canada.
First of all, this memoir is supposed to be a huge deal. I’m hoping to check it out before the film comes out, and I’m assuming I’ve got plenty of time. Everything appears to be in the beginning stages of development, but something tells me folks will be clamoring to get involved in this project with the young Oscar-winner on board.
I have to say, I’m really excited to see Jennifer branching out like this. I could actually see her getting into directing at some point further down the line, so I’m very interested in following the production aspect of her career. Like many people, I’m expecting some very big things from her!